FERRIDAY, La. (BRPROUD) — A smiling 6-year-old boy proudly stood alongside his 7-year-old brother as they weighed in their catch on the final day of a youth bass fishing tournament on Father’s Day weekend.
Running along the shady bank of north Louisiana’s Lake Concordia with his red fishing jersey on, Grayson Canezaro blended in with the rest of the children competing in the Jr. Southwest Bassmasters tournament.
But Grayson, who has spina bifida, is considered a pioneer by doctors at Texas Children’s Fetal Center®. He was the first baby in the world to successfully undergo a groundbreaking prenatal procedure to increase his chances of becoming a mobile child.
Spina bifida, a condition that roughly three in 10,000 babies are born with, makes a fetus’ spinal cord fail to properly close, exposing nerves and causing the spinal cord to leak fluid. When nerves are exposed to amniotic fluid for too long, babies risk having nerve damage so…